Real Time is one of the most established and successful participatory media organisations in the UK,
with an international reputation for participatory video and digital media.

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One of Real Time’s key strengths is its experience to ensure that the complex messages that emerge from the experience of development can be effectively communicated, through visual media, to a wider audience, including key decision-makers. Real Time uses creative audiovisual story-telling methods to stimulate a deeper exploration of reality.

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Real Time has extensive experience in managing complex communication projects including many different stakeholders, communities and organisations often in an international context. Current projects include work with young people, older people and people with learning disabilities.

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Real Time also has in-house capability to make, publish and maintain apps and websites. Supporting audiovisual composing activities bottom-up, expanding community engagement and participant empowerment.
Real Time also runs StandUp Cinema and offers regular courses in creative use of sound and vision techniques.

Real Time offers training, projects, research, consultancy and advocacy particularly targeting hard-to-reach groups and marginalised communities building social cohesion, developing networks and opening channels of communication to enable positive change.

Recent projects

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Future Creatives (project report)
Future Creatives project Research and work experience for young people in the creative industries.

Project Report December 2018
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Open access training courses
Real Time has linked up with Reading College to offer a range of courses over the coming year. This includes adult education courses in video production and editing. There is also an intensive week of video production for young people in the summer.
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Participatory Video training in Kyrgyzstan
Real Time was the lead Participatory Video trainer for Cameras in Hand, a country wide youth video production initiative funded by the United Nations Peace Building Fund in Kyrgyzstan.
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Open Mind filmmaking group
A creative multimedia and advocacy project for people recovering from mental ill health.
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Future Creatives
The Future Creatives project aims to increase work experience opportunities for young people in Reading
within the creative industries.
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Visual methods training
Real Time has been working with partners from Spain, Poland and Italy on a European funded Erasmus project to develop new ways of using visual methods to engage with migrants and asylum seekers.
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All humans under one sky
Real Time worked in Lebanon on a project using Participatory Video with Syrian refugees and Lebanese living together in Beirut as part of a research project with the University of Sussex funded by The Dutch Development Agency.

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